Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico — The Pacific Coast (and Central Highlands)
City Hall / Plaza Vasco de Quiroga
Edificio del siglo XVI. Antes de convertirse en Palacio Municipal, fue una cárcel mixta y alhóndiga. Al centro del tejado se puede apreciar el reloj instalado por iniciativa de Luis Ortiz Lazcano con motivo del centenario de la Independencia de México.
Plaza Vasco de Quiroqua
Conocida como la Plaza Grande hasta 1964, cuando el Gobernador Agustín Arriaga Rivera remodeló la plaza con dedicatoria a Don Vasco de Quiroga y colocó al centro una escultura en bronce. A diferencia de las demás plazas de la época colonial, ésta no presenta un templo a su alrededor.
*Alhóndiga: lugar donde se almacenaba y comerciaba grano.
Building of the XVI century. Before it became the City Hall, it was a jail in which women and men were kept together, and also considered as an Alhóndiga. In the center of the tile roof can be seen the clock installed by the initiative of Luis Ortiz Lazcano on the occasion of the first centenary of the Mexican War of Independence.
Plaza Vasco de Quiroga
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Parks & Recreational Areas • Wars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 1964.
Location. 19° 30.856′ N, 101° 36.586′ W. Marker is in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán. Marker is at the intersection of Portal de Morelos and Portal de Hidalgo, on the right when traveling west on Portal de Morelos. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pátzcuaro MIC 61600, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gertrudis Bocanegra de Laso de la Vega (within shouting distance of this marker); Vasco de Quiroga Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Execution of Gertrudis Bocanegra (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Vasco de Quiroga (about 90 meters away); Gertrudis Bocanegra (about 120 meters away); House of La Mora (about 120 meters away); Silviano Carrillo Cárdenas (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pátzcuaro.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.